The definitive general history of the Zionist movement, by one of the most distinguished historians of our time. Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from. A History of Zionism has ratings and 14 reviews. Haythem said: This is a great book, it stands tall amongst the histories which impressed me most. Fo. The term Zionism was first coined at the end of the 19th century, but the idea long Updated, and with a new preface, Walter Laqueur’s comprehensive history.

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This is by far the best single-volume history of Zionism, from the s to From one of the most distinguished historians of our time comes the definitive general history of the Zionist movement. It seems that everyone has an zionim about Zionism, but it is important to have a deep understanding of where this movement came from before one can have an accurate picture of where it is now and why it has become what is.

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Yet the worst fears of those seeking a refuge from growing European anti-Semitism did not forsee the scope of the Holocaust, exterminating 6 out of 7 Jews in Europe. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The Struggle for the Middle East.


Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Zionist leaders had anticipated persecutions and expulsions, but not mass murder as a solution to the “Jewish problem. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

However, it was also felt that the idea of a Jewish state had lost its “raison d’etre” as a haven for persecuted European Jews.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. From one of the most distinguished historians of our time comes the definitive general history of the Zionist movement. The Israel Lobby and U. His parents, who were unable to leave, became victims of the Holocaust. The Invention of the Jewish People. A Jistory of Zionism by Walter Laqueur. Laqueur outlines the differences between the various Zionist philosophies of the early twentieth century–socialist, Communist, revisionist, and cultural utopian–and he discusses both the religious and secular Jewish critics of the movement.


Discusses the Zionist view of antisemitism as the result of the Jews’ This text offers a definitive account of Zionism. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? We appreciate your feedback.

A History of Zionism by Walter Laqueur

Notes the growth of Zionist youth movements in Germany as a reaction to antisemitic movements. Harvest of a Decade. Dry as a bone, but I dare you to find a more thorough overview of Zionism. A History of Zionism Volume of Schocken books. I get why Zionism happened. The only way for us to coexist is to acknowledge the oof, accept that it z, and then build a future that is appropriate to present conditions — not appropriate to past conditions.

Laqueur lived in Israel from to Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from its beginnings–with the emancipation of European Jewry from the ghettos in the wake of the French Revolution–towhen the Zionist dream became Learn more about Amazon Prime.